New coffee for slow brew lovers, first of a list of African coffees that we are rolling out over the next few weeks – Kecho Tirtira is our latest offering from Ethiopia after Debello and Michiti.
Kecho Tirtira is a new cooperative in the Limu area with about 350 smallholders. It started to produce coffees in 2011, in a remote area with hardly any access by roads. They strictly adhere to the lot traceability system and maintain very high quality controls through the process. It is a very well organized cooperative with great location, altitude and future potential is high. Similar to Debello, Kecho Tirtira is another sustainable Technoserve project in the western part of Ethiopia. For those who have not read about Technoserve, it is a NGO supporting the farmers in setting up washing stations and new cooperative structures. Technoserve’s coffee initiative is a project measuring their success in the value and quality of the coffees produced and the increase in the farmers’ coffee income. Coffee from Kecho Tirtira cooperative is certified organic.
This coffee shines as a brewed coffee. Lovely fruity aromatics with a limey, orange peel-like acidity and hints of strawberries in the finish. This Ethiopian coffee has a surprisingly juicy mouthfeel, almost chewy! Sweet, clean and definitely a very enjoyable cup!
- Cooperative: Kecho Tirtira Cooperative
- Origin: Jimma, Ethiopia
- Local municipality: Limu - Kossa
- Producers: About 350 smallholders
- Altitude: 1850 - 2050 masl
- Varietals: Ethiopian Heirloom
- Processing: Pulped and mechanically demucilaged, soaked in clean water for 10hrs. Followed by skin dry and hand sorted for 4-6hrs after soak and finally sundried on african drying beds for 10 days.